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The Making Of An Accurate Rifle Barrel

The making of a truly accurate rifle depends on the manufacture of the barrel.  Here is the processes described.


The big problem seems to be that Pratt and Whitney machine is no longer in business.

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Three Wonderful Little Documentaries About Making Stuff

The BBC Series Handmade.  No music, no voices, just making stuff. It is to hoped that there are more coming.




H/T Solidsmack.


Desk Toys

At my last job I accumulated a pile of odds and ends, bits and pieces of projects, product samples, testing and prototype setups.  I would sometimes recombine them into unusual and odd stuff while I was thinking.  42 more words


Rethinking How Clothes Are Made

While fabric manufacture has been heavily automated since the late 19th Century, the manufacture of clothing from that fabric has by and large, been mostly a manual task.  26 more words

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Packard Builds The Merlin

Packard builds Merlin aircraft engines.

I didn’t know how long Packard had been building aircraft and special engines.


Machining 1942

Film made to get kids into machining in 1942.

The narration could be better, but we get to see all those old tools.

And sheet metal

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